PETER PAN: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE

Grand Opera House, York

Pick Me Up's spectacular York premiere production of Stiles & Drewe's musical take on J.M. Barrie's timeless tale of the boy who wouldn't grow up proved a triumph with audiences and critics. 

 

Reviews hailed Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure "a wonderful show" that "hit the heights" like the flying Darlings. See what the critics said here.

 

From the opening Something in the Air Tonight to the final scene where  Jed Berry (playing Peter) broke hearts with There's Always Tomorrow, the audiences were held spellbound by Robert Readman's production.

 

The musical's creators George Stiles and Anthony Drewe – whose shows include Honk!, Just So, Betty Blue Eyes and Mary Poppins – sent a message of support to the cast, crew and creative team. They said it's one of their favourite shows, "not just because of J.M. Barrie's wonderful, timeless story, but also because it was our last collaboration with our dear friend, the late Willis Hall". You can read their message to the Pick Me Up team here.

 

The show is packed with hummable tunes from the hauntingly beautiful Just Beyond the Stars to laugh-out-loud numbers like Good Old Captain Hook and The Lost Boys Gang.  You can hear extracts and find out lots more about the show on the Stiles and Drewe website.

 

The Pick Me Up production  featured on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Radio 2 when Emily Belcher told his nine million listeners about her flying debut as Tinker Bell. She chatted to Chris on the morning the show opened, telling him flying as Tink was lots of fun once she got the hang of it. Chris said he'd seen photos of the dress rehearsal and he was amazed at how "lavish and professional" it looked. 

Above: Jed Berry (Peter), Nik Briggs (Captain Hook), Lauren Sheriston (Wendy), Kieran Robson (John) and Sam Roberts (Michael).

 

Below: Jed and his Tinker Bell Emily Belcher

 

20 -23 NOVEMBER 2013

CREATIVES:

Based on the original play by

J.M. Barrie

 

With the permission of

Great Ormond Street

Hospital for Children

 

Music by

George Stiles

 

Lyrics by

Anthony Drewe

 

Book by

Willis Hall

 

Directed and designed by

Robert Readman

 

Musical direction by

Adam Tomlinson

 

Assistant musical director

Barbara Chan

 

Assistant director and choreographer

Jolley Gosnold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAST:

(in order of appearance)

 

Sandy Nicholson

The Storyteller

 

Oscar Rogers

Newspaper Boy

 

Alicia Roberts

Mrs Darling 

 

Sam Hird

Nana

 

Lauren Sheriston

Wendy Darling

 

Kieran Robson

John Darling

 

Sam Roberts

Michael Darling

 

Nik Briggs

Mr Darling 

 

April Darrell/Katie Glover

Liza

 

Jed Berry

Peter Pan

 

Emily Belcher

Tinker Bell

 

Ben Williams

Slightly

 

Daniel McGuinness

Tootles

 

Ashley Standland

Nibs

 

Rhys Evans

Curly

 

Ned Tomlinson

First Twin

 

Billy Ibbotson

Second Twin

 

Nik Briggs

Captain Jas. Hook

 

Jonny Holbeck

Smee

 

Sam Hird

Cecco

 

Mikhail Lim

Mullins

 

Adam Hymas

Bill Jukes

 

Michael Tattersall

Cookson

 

Joe Wawrzyniak

Gentleman Starkey

 

Julie Fisher

Skylights

 

Tina Grant

Noodler

 

Coraleigh Hobson

Tiger Lily

 

Adam Odell, Tom O'Brien, Lucas Wells, Thomas Yeomans

Lost Boys

 

Laura Feetenby, Cat Foster, Chloe Shipley

Mermaids

 

Ellie Caley, Honey ChapmanSamantha Clipston, Jenna Darrell, Georgia Dodsworth, Rhian Evans, Isaac Greenhill, Ebony Hiley, Jack Ibbotson, Holly Inch, Freya Leaf, Natalia Leaper, Lucy Metcalfe, Katy Metheringham, Izzy Nutbrown, Jasmine Reilly, Angus Rogers, Sophie Walmsley, Ellie Webster

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